As governments continue fighting international and domestic terrorism, there is a relentless search to identity and track down some of the faceless rebel leaders and shadowy terrorist groups operating in the far corners of the globe.Who are the brains behind these ruthless organizations? How extensive are their reach and how sophisticated their network? How do they differ from each other in their orientation, philosophies, and operational methodologies? Who is funding them? What role is the United Nations playing in drafting new international treaties aimed at promoting cooperation among the 189 member states in their fight against terrorism? How much does the US federal government spend on combating terrorism and how much does it plan to spend in the future?Global Insurgent/Terrorist Groups: Their Aims and Philosophies sets out to provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions on terrorism. The study, comprising over 450 pages with quarterly updates, makes an attempt to provide you with everything-- virtually everything -- you wanted to know about terrorism and its global ramifications.The US, which has taken the lead in the fight against terrorism worldwide, is spending over $10 billion annually on anti-terrorism related activities. The budget on counter-terrorism activities is expected to be even higher in the coming years. Besides, these US funding figures do no tell the whole story since monies earmarked by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) are outside the public domain.The deadly terrorist attacks on New York and Washington DC in September 2001 forced the US efforts to redouble its efforts to eliminate terrorism from the face of the earth. Although President Bush had requested $20 billion in emergency funds for reconstruction, rehabilitation and for counter-terrorism, the US Congress doubled it to $40 billion.Previously, Congress has also generously appropriated billions of dollars for anti-terrorism efforts, the Department of Defense (DOD) budget request for the FY 2001 included $1 billion plus funding for Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) relating to combating threats from chemical and biological weapons.To deal with emerging terrorist threats,in the post September 11, 2001 period, the Bush administration, with the help of Congress, created a new Homeland Security department, the budget of which was over $20 billion in FY 2002 and is estimated to exeec $30 billion in FY 2006. Global Insurgent/Terrorist Groups: Their Aims & Philosophies is a guide to the world's shadowy terrorist groups -- and the brains and faces behind them. The study is a comprehensive guide to the world of terrorism and provides some valuable insights into a growing new phenomenon. Reports are organized into Full report, if all elements are covered; Synopsis only, if there is not enough information for a Full report; and Operational record only lists occurrence of each operational activity, including date, place and type of operation.Khatana, Michael is the author of 'Global Insurgent - Terrorist Groups : Their Aims and Philosophies', published 2003 under ISBN 9781892303011 and ISBN 1892303019.